Interfaces of other infrastructure
On this page, are presented some international occurrences of the interfaces between different types of transport infrastructure and their environment, identified through the 2014-2019 research (Darroch, 2020).
At the bottom of this page are links to example case studies of different types of urban infrastructure and their environment. Each case study is a simple representation of why it is essential to develop a standardised process of analysis and sharing of data between interfacing stakeholders to ensure effective urban management.
Context of the examples
It is not just urban underground metro infrastructure which has an interconnected and interdependent relationship with its environment. All infrastructure has these interfaces and all infrastructure affects and is affected by its environment.
Fig.1, shows one such example of the interfaces between urban infrastructure and its environment in the form of a tramway passing through a building in DenHaag, Netherlands. Within the scenario shown in Fig.1, the principles of the presence, property, and protection interfaces occur, just as they do for urban underground metro infrastructure. Where something is present, someone owns it, and its safe presence and operation must be maintained.